III-"Studies in the Slums" - Helen Campbell - Lippincott's

"Nan; Or, A Girl's Life"

"Now, it'll seem to you like a bit of our the Police Gazette or those horrid story-papers, but, do you know, when she wasn't three Pete came home one night just drunk enough to be cunnin', an' he said, after he'd had his supper, he wanted to take the child a little way, only round the corner, to show her to some friends of his."

Description:Campbell tells the story of Nan, a girl who was kidnapped and sold by her drunkard father when she was just a baby. Campbell's articles published in Lippincott's Magazine, along with those from Sunday Afternoon, were reprinted in a book titled "The Problem of the Poor " (1888).

Rights: Online article.